Maria Dahvana Headley's soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent,
multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman's Stardust meets John
Green's The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught
between two worlds . . . two races . . . and two destinies. Aza Ray
Boyle is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has
suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder
for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse
of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side
effect of her medication. But Aza doesn't think this is a
hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who's always been
there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings.
But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes
terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another.
Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not
the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for
the first time. Better, she has immense power—but as she navigates
her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is
coming. In Aza's hands lies fate of the whole of humanity—including
the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?